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From Michigan to MLS // Detroit's big for NFL talent // Do Tigers City Connect jerseys connect?

Today's show has a special guest in Michigan native Steve Clark, goalkeeper for the Houston Dynamo in MLS. Before that, there's a lot to talk about this Monday around sports and Metro Detroit, and Fletcher Sharpe is in to help do it. 01:11 - The untimely and young passing of former U of M basketball player Darius Morris 02:58 - Do the new Tigers City Connect jerseys connect? Or are they a miss? 08:52 - Detroit high schools are the biggest source of NFL talent in the country. We discuss why p...

There's so much more than Cinco de Mayo (ft. Jose Vargas, LaJalisciense)

Welcome to episode 1416 of your Daily Detroit. Today, we’re talking about finding success in Southwest Detroit. The combination restaurant and market La Jalisciense has been making it happen for more than a decade. Plus, what are some of the top dishes you should try? What are some keys to making it happen? And share some things about Cinco de Mayo you might not have known. La Jalisciense chef Jose Vargas joins me to talk about it all. Plus, I learned this after we recorded - you’re goin...

PODCAST: The NFL Draft was a victory for Detroit

The vibes around the NFL Draft were excellent weekend, and we get into some of the early data after a press event Monday morning. From the huge amount of food sold, to hotel rooms being booked across the region, to a very peacable event of 775,000 coming to the Draft zone. Plus, Fletcher Sharpe talks about his favorite down-round draft picks by the Detroit Lions, and the battle that's coming for kicker for the Lions. Thanks to our newest sponsor, your local Best Choice Roofing of Metro...

Racist billboards are a reminder how much work there's still to do

Norris Howard is in, and we talk about a rash of racist billboards that recently popped up in town and how it shows there's more work to do around the topic. Source news stories we talk about: Detroit News: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2024/04/23/american-islamic-group-leaders-condemn-hitler-racist-billboards-in-southeast-michigan/73426966007/  Metro Times: https://www.metrotimes.com/news/racist-messages-splashed-across-billboards-in-metro-detroit-on-hitlers-birthd...

Best breakfasts near Downtown Detroit // First look at Vecino // New site, new newsletter

Today in a new game, "Pick 3," we determine what are our favorite breakfast spots in greater Downtown Detroit ahead of the NFL Draft (to answer listener Laura's question). Engineer Randy went to the newest dining ticket in Detroit, Vecino. He has thoughts in a first look at the modern Mexician cuisine spot. And, we talk about our brand new website and newsletter platform to improve how we serve all of you. Rundown: 01:24 - Randy checks out the newest restaruant in Midtown, Vecino....

Should pro players bet on sports, ever? // Tigers will have to step up to win division // DCFC wins again

Today Fletcher Sharpe is in and we do a bit of a preview of the NFL Draft event situation. Plus, we discuss whether professional players should bet on sports at all, and the growing importance of gambling to the business of sports. The Detroit Tigers may not be able to coast with a .500 record and win the American League Central as the Cleveland Guardians are showing to be a stronger team, so the Tigers will have to step up with their bats. And Fletcher went to the Detroit City FC match agains...

Podcast: Inside the new Gilly's // Astro egg sandwich love // New boardwalk

Devon O'Reilly is in on a Friday and we're talking about what's new and notable around town, with a focus on the tasty. Here's the show rundown: 02:02 - The Astro egg sandwich recipe has been released into the wild. A life-changing sandwich, you can get the recipe here. https://stilllifewithlemon.substack.com/p/astro-egg-sandwich 05:01 - Jer and Devon go to Gilly's and have their first impressions on Detroit's newest sports bar 13:18 - New boardwalk connecting to West Riverfront Park und...

BONUS: What is the state of Detroit? (ft. Chase Cantrell)

On Wednesday, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan delivered his eleventh State of the City address. It was a rapid-fire list of wins, and areas where he wants to focus on the next year. But what is the state of our city, from a different perspective? What if we take a minute, or an hour in this case, and unpack what's happening in Michigan's largest city with a different lens?  Chase Cantrell - he heads up Building Community Value, lectures at the University of Michigan and is an active developer - brin...

Talking to an NFL Draft prospect from Detroit // Troy Weaver stays // Detroit City wins

We have a jam-packed episode for you today! Our feature conversation is with Rich Miller, Jr.  He's a NFL Draft prospect that went to Martin Luther King Jr. High School in Detroit. It's a fascinating conversation on his story. And Fletcher Sharpe has even more for you. Here's the rundown: 01:05 - The Pistons are looking for a new Head of Basketball Operations, but Troy Weaver is staying 03:00 - NFL Draft prospect Rich Miller Jr. joins us to talk about his time at MLK high School. Here a...

GM is moving out the RenCen. What could go there next? (ft. Robin Runyan)

In a move that's got the whole Detroit region talking, General Motors is leaving the RenCen in 2025 to take up the upper floors of the office space at Hudson's Detroit.  But that leaves one of Detroit's most iconic buildings without a clear path. Bedrock and GM are going to work over the next year to think about what it looks like going forward, but we take a first take at it, and talk about some of the amenities we'd like to see - and what the city might need.  As always, feedback - dailydetr...

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